The Shining Tribe Tarot

[World-Shining Woman] [6 of Birds] The Shining Tribe Tarot is the personal creation of well-known tarot author Rachel Pollack. Pollack was inspired by tribal and prehistoric art from around the world to draw these pictures and place them within a tarot context. They arose from her encounters with sacred art, stories and places. Each card shows the image in a gold-colored frame with the number and name at the bottom. The suits are aspects of nature: trees, rivers, stones and birds. The royal court cards have been removed completely, replaced by the Place, Knower, Gift and Speaker cards of each suit. The Shining Tribe Tarot was orignally published as the Shining Woman Tarot, after the figure on the World card (see left). Pollack changed the name to honor tribal wisdom and to recognize the "tribe" of tarot lovers the world over. This deck comes with the companion book The Shining Tribe Tarot: Awakening the Universal Spirit (360 pages). Pollack describes each card in detail and also offers a vision of the tarot written in her usual lucid, inspiring style.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Back
22 major/56 minor
2 3/4" x 4 5/8" 2001 [back design]
Order - Amazon

Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): symbolic picture scenes

Also Included: instruction book (360 pages)

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Emperor, Empress, Tradition, Lovers
Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Spiral of Fortune, Justice, Hanged Woman,
Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Awakening, World-Shining Woman

Suit Names: Trees (Wands), Rivers (Cups), Birds (Swords), Stones (Pentacles)

Court Cards: Speaker (King), Gift (Queen), Knower (Knight), Place (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Tarot Passages website
Review 1 - Wicce website
Review 2 - Wicce website
Review - Aeclectic Tarot website


[Awakening] [5 of Rivers] [Gift of Stones]


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